Peter Buck (mayor)

Sir Peter Buck (died 1625)[1] was an English mayor and naval official.

In the 1590s, Eastgate House, a Grade I listed Elizabethan townhouse in Rochester, Kent, was built for Buck. He was Mayor of Rochester and Clerk of the Cheque at Chatham Dockyard.[2] Buck was knighted by James I in 1603. He also served as Secretary to Algernon Percy, Earl of Northumberland and Lord High Admiral.[3] Buck died in 1625 and was survived by his wife Frances, the only daughter of William Knight, and daughter Margaret.[4][5] He was referred to as "The Worshipful Sir Peter".[6]


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  2. "East Gate House". Medway Council. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
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  4. Ireland, William H. (1829). Englands Topographer: Or a New and Complete History of the County of Kent. Virtue. p. 147.
  5. Wotton, Thomas (1741). The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets, Now Existing: Their Descents, Marriages, and Issues ... T. Wotton. p. 210.
  6. Archaeologia Cantiana. Kent Archaeological Society. 1914. p. 12.
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